Super Meat Boy PC Box Art Is Amazing

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

Around the end of January, Team Meat will put out a boxed edition of Super Meat Boy for the PC. It'll be sold independently through the game's official website and ship with several goodies such as behind-the-scenes videos, sketches, and images of cutting room floor characters and art. For most SMB fans, these traditional inclusions are enough to warrant a purchase. But Team Meat has managed to make the set an almost irresistible purchase for dudes like me with just a casual interest in this really, really, frustratingly hard platformer. The cover art, folks, is just too amazing to pass up.

Seriously. Take a look:
 

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Dave Rapoza, a freelance artist who's best known for his work on Magic: The Gathering cards, is the man responsible for the box art. According to the Team Meat blog entry about this SMB In A Box, Rapoza caught the indie developers' attention with a similarly stirring and inspired piece around the launch of the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game's release. The decision to go with him for the boxed version was pretty simple after a glance or three.

SMB In A Box will run you about 20-25 bones, depending on the final price of the printing, Team Meat has said on its blog. And it's looking to be worth every penny, right?
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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

Around the end of January, Team Meat will put out a boxed edition of Super Meat Boy for the PC. It'll be sold independently through the game's official website and ship with several goodies such as behind-the-scenes videos, sketches, and images of cutting room floor characters and art. For most SMB fans, these traditional inclusions are enough to warrant a purchase. But Team Meat has managed to make the set an almost irresistible purchase for dudes like me with just a casual interest in this really, really, frustratingly hard platformer. The cover art, folks, is just too amazing to pass up.

Seriously. Take a look:
 

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Dave Rapoza, a freelance artist who's best known for his work on Magic: The Gathering cards, is the man responsible for the box art. According to the Team Meat blog entry about this SMB In A Box, Rapoza caught the indie developers' attention with a similarly stirring and inspired piece around the launch of the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game's release. The decision to go with him for the boxed version was pretty simple after a glance or three.

SMB In A Box will run you about 20-25 bones, depending on the final price of the printing, Team Meat has said on its blog. And it's looking to be worth every penny, right?
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#2 Edited by Messier (271 posts) -

Nice! 
 
That is one impressive sack of meat!

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#3 Edited by Jayzz (644 posts) -

wow, this is oddly good, but also disgusting.
 
first, for the second time D:

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19683 posts) -

Best. Box. Ever.

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#5 Posted by Jeffk38uk (726 posts) -

Its decidedely awesome yet extremely disturbing at the same time.

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#6 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (356 posts) -

I bought it on Xbox and Steam.

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#7 Posted by buft (3410 posts) -

Looks great, i remember box art used to be highly interpretive of the included software, those where good times

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#8 Posted by MeierTheRed (5305 posts) -

The box art is better than the game.

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#9 Posted by UberExplodey (998 posts) -

holy shit

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#10 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

I own the game on Xbox AND Steam... 
 
...but I still want this. I knew Team Meat would get $60 out of me sooner or later.

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#11 Posted by Death_Burnout (3848 posts) -

That really is perfect.

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#12 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

He looks more like he'd had his skin flayed off @.@

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#13 Posted by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

Bandage girl is hot.

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#14 Posted by gosukiller (2340 posts) -
@Messier:
 
 "Meatbags."
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#15 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

that's gross, not amazing.

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#16 Posted by berjiwhir (16 posts) -

This looks amazing. Almost enough to make me want to subject myself to playing it.

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#17 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Dude should do metal album covers instead of Magic The Gathering cards.
 
edit: or should I say MEATL covers?

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#18 Posted by CaLe (4752 posts) -

Very imaginative. Love it!

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#19 Posted by nick_verissimo (1445 posts) -

I might end up buying this.  I haven't bought the game for the PC and would sort of like to see the behind the scenes stuff for the game so that  I can get into the mind's of the sick fucks that made this game!....unless those video's are on their website? Maybe I should go check.

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#20 Posted by papercut (4097 posts) -

This is all well and good but can anyone tell me if they patched out all the problems on the xbla version? 

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#21 Edited by JP_Russell (1192 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:

"He looks more like he'd had his skin flayed off @.@ "


Meat Boy DOES have his skin flayed off. 
 
http://supermeatboy.com/65/Super_Meat_Boy_vs_Peta_/#b     
 
"First off I want to thank Peta for helping us turn Super Meat Boy into a house hold name and of course for making themselves look quite foolish in the process... see (as mentioned in countless interviews) Meat Boy isn't made of animal meat, he's simply a boy without skin whos name is Meat Boy.. but sshh don't tell them that."
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#22 Posted by 234r2we232 (3175 posts) -

Dudes meat crotch is showing.

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#23 Posted by SBYM (1203 posts) -

Fantastic.

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#24 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -
@Laketown said:

" that's gross, not amazing. "

Yeah. I prefer the original version any day. 
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#25 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

Man, I already bought this game for both XBLA and Steam. Stop making me want to buy it again!

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#26 Posted by Tesla (2126 posts) -

That would make a great poster in my future game room.

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#27 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

Thank god they didn't show Meat Boy's meat.

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#28 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

I hope it's one of those oldschool full sized PC game boxes. You know, the ones the size of city phone directories.

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#29 Posted by ShapeOfDespair (64 posts) -
@Little_Socrates
I own the game on Xbox AND Steam... 
 
...but I still want this. I knew Team Meat would get $60 out of me sooner or later.
I too own both the steam and xbla versions. I think this may be enough to get me to buy a 3rd copy.

I'm also waiting for the soundtrack CD that should be out soon.
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#30 Posted by karatetron (698 posts) -

I have Super Meat Boy on my xbox, but I might just have to buy this. Especially if it's only $25.

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#31 Posted by cstrang (2362 posts) -

I've already purchased two copies of this game: One from XBLA, and another from Steam.  Worth it.

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#32 Posted by GT-Man (120 posts) -

Now that looks awesome never thought he looked like that
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#33 Posted by NeVeRMoRe666 (276 posts) -
@papercut: What problems? This is the first I've heard of any...
 
I'm reluctant to buy this game twice, but come on' THIS is just waaaay too awesome to pass up.
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#34 Posted by DirtyEagles (285 posts) -

disgusting 

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#35 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

That's appropriately disturbing.

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#36 Edited by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

I would only pay $20 for that if it was a poster. Still, glad to see someone making the PC version better for a change.

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#37 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

They should also sell that as a poster.

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#38 Posted by big_jon (6432 posts) -

ew
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#39 Posted by ballsnbayonets (163 posts) -

ewww

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#40 Posted by mosbawn (11 posts) -

What i wouldn't do for a Dr. Fetus action figure in that style!!

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#41 Posted by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

What is with all these babies saying ew and gross?

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#42 Posted by xerxes8933a (226 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
" I hope it's one of those oldschool full sized PC game boxes. You know, the ones the size of city phone directories. "
Oh god yes, make it trapezoidal or something too.  Like the Thief boxes.   I would buy a third copy if it came in a trapezoidal box.
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#43 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -
@mosbawn said:
" What i wouldn't do for a Dr. Fetus action figure in that style!! "
This
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#44 Posted by MattyFTM (14800 posts) -
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#45 Posted by NekuCTR (1712 posts) -

Am I the only one that realized that Dr. Fetuses monocle is on the wrong eye?

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#46 Posted by wibby (350 posts) -
@MattyFTM: Thank you, would love to get a 1080p version ;)
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#47 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

That's oddly disturbing

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#48 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (659 posts) -

The PC version of the game is looking better and better with its awesome box art and added characters.

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#49 Posted by Tearhead (2436 posts) -
@Haru48
Am I the only one that realized that Dr. Fetuses monocle is on the wrong eye?
The monocle is never consistently one one side.
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#50 Posted by Cubic (174 posts) -
@Haru48 said:
" Am I the only one that realized that Dr. Fetuses monocle is on the wrong eye? "
It takes someone truly evil to fake a monocle, and forget which eye he puts it in. It would have been out of character for him to wear the monocle on his correct eye.

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